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"Poor culture and management."

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Pine Brook, NJ
Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Pine Brook, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at DISH full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Made very good money and still consider quitting everyday. If you maintain a good close ratio, work massive hours and do at least 10 sales per day you will make a living.

Cons

Horrible quality of life. Insane hours. Horrible managers that know nothing about selling or treating people like human beings. If you are absent or late you will get "occurred". If your close ratio is low you will have money taken away. You can get promoted to team lead in six months but that is a pay decrease and even more hours. One mistake you are fired.

Advice to Management

Treat people like human beings.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Very Disappointed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DISH full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great colleagues. There's a real sense of being in this together, so most everyone is supportive of one another.

    Beautiful campus. It's on a golf course with public trails. In sunny Colorado.

    Free parking.

    Cons

    The problem at Dish isn’t just money (which, in my field, is below market) or benefits (expensive health care that doesn’t kick in for several months, two weeks of vacation for the first three years, few holidays, no cash bonus for G&A employees, and stock bonus capped at $4,000 for non-officers).

    It’s also culture. Dish is the most callous place I’ve ever worked.

    If you interview outside HR offices at Dish HQ (headquarters), take a look around and listen. There’s very little laughter. Some areas are practically silent. In other areas, you might hear yelling.

    Also, check out the condition of the furniture while you’re walking around. Furniture is old and often broken. There are holes in the floor, so you have to watch where you step or move a chair.

    The company’s trying to improve the atmosphere through a leadership initiative, but, the approach has flaws.

    For example, the company is not taking a measurement of the people they are trying to develop. With no measurement and re-measurement, how will anyone know if managers have implemented what they have learned? Instead, they’re using a survey that focused on feelings rather than actions. Because employee IDs were required to take the survey, several colleagues have said they did not answer the survey candidly out of fear for their employment.

    Also, the program seems to be focused on middle management. Dish has a notorious reputation in Denver for managing through fear (which is why so many jobs at Dish HQ are filled with people from outside Colorado). As several recent articles and reviews have pointed out, this comes from the top. For example, there was a lot of publicity about a VP that pushed the geriatric father of another attorney at court. Nothing has been done about this. If the problems were not cultural, why would these behaviors be tolerated?

    Other behaviors for which Dish is notorious are micromanaging, vindictiveness, yelling, throwing objects (and sometimes hitting people with those objects), and threatening to fire people at the drop of a hat over small matters.

    The demands on personal time are tremendous. As other reviewers have pointed out, it's difficult to cultivate a life outside of Dish if you want to keep your job. I’ve worked every vacation and nearly every weekend and holiday, have been told to cancel medical appointments at my expense, and couldn’t attend a relative’s funeral. I’ve received no comp time for all of this work.

    Also, the company isn’t known from promoting internally. A common phrase around the office is that for Dish, there’s always someone better on the outside.

    On the plus side, if you’re hired at Dish, looking for another job in Denver is easier for two reasons. First, many interviewers don’t need a reason for leaving Dish. For them, the company’s name is enough. Second, people are impressed that you survived Dish. To them, if you can survive Dish, you can survive anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the reviews here to improve working conditions for employees and the company's overall reputation as an employer.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Get the dish on Dish"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DISH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product, understanding technicians, and a familiar brand name good to put on the resume considering its' Fortune 500 status.

    Cons

    The prototype of a hostile work environment. You will have your performance second guessed on a regular basis. Covert and overt threats are so dominant within the culture you become a victim of Stockholm, to some extent. Expecting and even sympathizing with them. A systematic process of browbeating even the best of your work, to the point of emotional exhaustion.

    Unreasonable hours, constant demands that require immediate turnarounds will psychologically impact you if remaining there long term.

    The culture is abusive and is indicative of a hostile work environment.

    Just so you know, I was in middle management, with no write ups, and under par performance reviews. If you can at all avoid it, do not accept a position at this company. They will undervalue and demoralize you in every way possible.

    Advice to Management

    I can't give any. Simply because the terror is a top down approach. They are only following instructions, robotic and fearful of their own outcome if they do not comply.

    From an overall macro perspective, I would rip the entire executive management team a mound of pink slips, bring in other management from top shelf companies, and bring healing and restoration to the organizational structure. It is fruit from the poisonous tree.


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